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Plans for mining in west Cumbria unveiled to public

West Cumbria Mining are hosting a public open day at Whitehaven's Haig Pit to give an update on their scheme to extract coal from under the Irish Sea.

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Plans for mining in West Cumbria unveiled to the public

Mining was once a huge part of the Cumbrian economy. Credit: PA

People in west Cumbria will be able to find out more about plans to bring coal mining back to the area this weekend.

West Cumbria Mining are hosting a public open day at Whitehaven's Haig Pit to give an update on their scheme to extract coal from under the Irish Sea.

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